• The Bread Loaf campus was once a Victorian family resort. It’s surrounded by the Green Mountain National Forest. Photo by Dana Olsen.

The Academy for Teachers / Bread Loaf School of English Scholarships

$10,000 full scholarships.
Teachers of any subject are welcome to apply.
Winners will be announced by February 2020.

The Academy for Teachers is modeled on The Bread Loaf School of English, at Middlebury College, where passionate students, most of them teachers, take inspiring classes in a beautiful mountain setting. Full scholarships, offered jointly by The Academy and Bread Loaf, will be awarded to Fellows of The Academy for Teachers who show a passion for literature, a love of creativity, and a devotion to teaching. We hope that six weeks among kindred spirits—reading, discussing, writing, playing—will send them into the next school year rejuvenated.

Applicants must be Academy for Teachers Fellows and full-time teachers, of any subject, in a New York City metro-area school. Applicants need not pursue a degree at Bread Loaf. Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously attended the Bread Loaf School of English.

The applications should contain the following materials:

1. A résumé.
2. A writing sample of no more than 750 words (any sort of writing is acceptable—academic, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, journalism, etc.)
3. In one sentence, tell us why you want to spend the summer at Bread Loaf. Then, expand on your reasons using 750 words or less.
In addition, a letter of recommendation should be emailed by your recommender directly to us.

Note: Selected scholars will need to provide official college transcripts to the Bread Loaf School of English; application materials for selected scholars will also be shared with the School.